Restaurants are notoriously tight on profit margins and every way of reducing operating expenses helps a restaurant’s bottom line and equals more revenue. Energy costs can eat up a huge portion of a restaurant’s operating expenses. There are a lot of energy sucking appliances that exist in a commercial kitchen.
If you’ve ever wondered how a restaurant can reduce energy costs, then look no further than the infographic below from Powerhouse Dynamics. They figured out which systems and appliances consume the most energy in a full-service restaurant.
For example, they found that food preparation equipment accounts for 40% of a total restaurant’s energy use, the most of any restaurant component. They also found that reducing energy use by 20% could increase profits by 10% - which is a huge percentage when the average restaurant’s profit margin is 10%.
Check it out to see savings tips on various appliances and systems in the kitchen and dining areas.